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Restrict ssh access by domain?
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Restrict ssh access by domain?

craigcabreycraigcabrey Member
edited August 2011 in Help

Hi all,

Just wondering if it was possible to restrict access to my LEB's ssh server via DNS. So for example, I have three records associated with my domain:,, and and CNAME to, but I would like it if I could only log in to SSH if I connected to, not any of the others (or future ones for that matter).

Is this possible? Or is it just crazy talk?


  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep
    edited August 2011

    It's possible if you set multiple IPs on your server on only allow connections from the IP associated with To my knowledge SSH is handled by IP and not FQDN so DNS would only have a hand if the FQDN was for a single IP no other domain shared.

  • Possibly with ssh running under xinetd.

    With xinetd set only_from =

    & the reverse lookup should be

    I haven't tried it.

  • KuJoeKuJoe Member, Host Rep

    only_from works for the connecting IP/Domain though so it won't work in that case.

  • Well it was worth a try. Oh well.

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